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Snowbirds, What ‘Cha Up To?

Many of our members are Snowbirds, leaving the heat and humidity of Florida behind and heading for cooler climes “up north.” Workshops here are less crowded, allowing people to use the machines more than during “the season.” That being said, we miss our friends who have flown the coop and wonder what they are up […]

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Summer Workshop Cancellations

We share our workshop room with many groups. During the summer (and other school break times) that includes Camp Villages. When that happens, our workshops are cancelled. Below are the dates when we will NOT have workshops this summer. No Thursday Summer Workshops: Use these breaks to catch up on some work at home, watch […]

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2024 Pre-Christmas Show

The Villages Gem and Mineral Society will be holding their annual Pre-Christmas Show. This year the event will be on Saturday, November 9, 2024 at Rohan Recreation Center. Registration must be mailed (postmarked) on or after June 6, 2024.

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May 2, 2024 Business & Fun

May is the final business meeting for the Gem and Mineral Society before we take a break for the summer. Business meetings will start again in September.

Short workshops and new member welcome before the business meeting and Chinese Auction after round out the evening.

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Jewelry Making Basics

SIG Class this Week! This Thursday, April 25, Deb Delvaux will teach a class on some jewelry making basics. Topics to be covered: These are all important skills for anyone interested in making jewelry.  If you would like to make a bracelet or a necklace, bring beads and a clasp.  Deb will supply beading wire […]

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April 4 Business Meeting and Workshop!

April 4, 2024 is the next workshop and Business Meeting of The Villages Gem and Mineral Society. Be sure to attend and maybe win at our Chinese Auction.

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Gem and Mineral Workshop Open on Sunday

Yes, Virginia, there is an Easter Bunny! This year the Easter Bunny is bringing to us an open workshop! Maybe that makes it the perfect day to make some beautiful egged shaped stones? Sunday, March 31, 2024 Normal gem and mineral workshop hours: 9am – noon. “Hop” to see you there!

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2024 Artisan Show Thanks and Congrats!

We were so fortunate to have wonderful gift baskets that we were able to provide in our door prize drawings at the 2024 Artisan Show. Baskets Provided by: “Beach Basket” was provided by Cathy Harris, Cebert Wealth Management – Ameriprise 352-674-4200 2 baskets of “Village Goodies” were provided by Jill Coyne – Villages Realty 352-875-1559 […]

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March 28 Workshop Special Events!

There are 2 exciting additions to our normal workshop on Thursday, March 28, 2024. There will be a wire-wrapping class taught by Deb Delvaux and an auction of some very cool tools and stones.

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Reminder: No Workshop Sun 3/17/24

This just in: reminder there will be no workshop this coming Sunday the 17th. Enjoy St Patrick’s Day! Photo by Jon Sailer, from Unsplash

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